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Seven Minutes… Flash Fiction Tuesday

Hundreds of times Kendrick imagined what it would be like to come face to face with his Father.

“How could you let this happen? I thought you loved me once, a long time ago.”

Kendrick moaned as he tried to focus on his Father‘s face. He felt a soft pat on top of his head. The pat soothed him and he wished he hadn’t asked the question with so much anger.

“Son, trust me, because you breathed in air the world has changed. That has always been the plan for you. You were given away in order to receive something greater.”

“But you didn’t protect me when I called. No loving father abandons his child.”

“I’ve always been right here.”

Only a minute had passed but Kendrick could feel the weight of eternity on his chest. He tried to wipe the tears from his eyes. He didn’t want his Mama to know that he cried but his arm felt extremely heavy. He couldn’t lift it so the tears flowed freely.

“Don’t struggle to breathe, Son. Just go to sleep.”

“You’re gonna just let me die! Maaaamaaa!” Kendrick screamed but there was nothing that his Mama could do. All he had was his Father.

“You’ll never die. You’ll be embedded into lives forever.”

“As dust”, Kendrick sighed.

“Don’t focus on yourself. This is the beginning, not the end.”

“Why me?”

“Why not you?”

Kendrick’s eyes begin to close and his heart rate slowed. Three minutes passed. He could feel it happening.

“What do I do when I die?”

“You live. To be absent of the body is to be present with the Lord, your Father.”

After seven minutes Kendrick stood with his Father. He looked through the viewing window and prayed for those on the other side. He… was finally free.

  1. September 20, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Man…considering what has been the buzz allday…timely queen…timely!

    • September 20, 2011 at 11:58 PM

      Yep, it’s been on my mind all day too! I’ll save today’s original story for next time…

  2. September 21, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Wow. Kendrick’s story has a particularly special relevance. Especially now. Way to capture the moment and feeling. Thumbs Up!

    • September 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM

      Thanks for reading! The case had been on my mind all day so I had to do something, in my own way.

  3. Morgan
    September 21, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Wow …breathtaking, especially w.the current news going on later today. Once again Kimeko u have out done yourself!

  4. Natasha C
    September 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    That’s all I can say

  5. Kam
    September 21, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    You know I love your writing!! This was so deep, I had to read it again. Keep doing your thing girl because you are great at it.

    • September 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM

      Thanks Kam! I hope all is well with you! I’m glad to know that you read my writing 🙂

  6. James D.Bell
    September 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    keep it up Kimeko U really U did it this time

  7. RoCkStAr
    September 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Enjoyed the read…that’s real stuff!

  8. B
    September 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Very touching. This is your coworker from the ATL. Keep up the good work. God has annointed you with a passion for writing that is beyond imagination.

    • September 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM

      Hey! Thanks for reading the story! Aww, thanks for the kind words. They mean a lot to me!

  9. sando
    September 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Wow ChUC, very well done! This one hit hard though…

    • September 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM

      Hey, thanks for reading! Sometimes things don’t work out according to our plan but it’s not our plan that matters. I think we know that but it’s still hard to operate in that kind of faith

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